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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Praises James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin + D’arcy Wretzky

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Billy Corgan has not exactly been kind to his fellow founding Smashing Pumpkins bandmates in recent interviews. However, in a new conversation, Corgan took the opportunity to actually praise guitarist James Iha, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and bassist D'arcy Wretzky, all of whom are no longer in the band.

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Billy Corgan Asks California Pizza Kitchen to Stop Cheese Suppliers From Mutilating Calves

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is the latest to lend his celebrity to a PETA cause, urging the California Pizza Kitchen chain to stop using cheese suppliers that employ the barbaric practice of dehorning their calves.

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Relates to Wrestling Villain Rowdy Roddy Piper

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While Smashing Pumpkins remain Billy Corgan's primary passion, the frontman has definitely made some room in his life over the last couple of years to explore his love of professional wrestling. The rocker says he's always responded to the wrestling archetypes, and feels a kinship with some of the wrestling villains like Rowdy Roddy Piper.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Stars in Wrestling-Themed Ad for Furniture Store

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Here's a video that will scramble your brains … Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has just filmed a commercial for furniture and design company Walter E. Smithe. Set in a wrestling ring, chaos unfolds as a game of musical chairs goes awry. Of course, chairs are a staple of any legit wrestling organization, which leads to a strange dilemma in the mind of Corgan, who is a rabid wrestling fan and promoter.

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Chris Cornell’s Message for Billy Corgan: ‘Tell Him He Owes Me My $40,000 Back’

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Smashing Pumpkins visionary Billy Corgan does not have much of a filter when it comes to speaking his mind. The most recent example of this was his personal commentary on the Soundgarden reunion and the impetus behind it, saying, “They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan: ‘Life Did Not Turn Out the Way I’d Planned It, Not Even Close’

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We're beginning to think that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan may have a grudge against some of his former bandmates. Additionally, and this might be a bit of a stretch, but Corgan seems to also enjoy the occasional trash-talking session. Finally, and by all means correct us if we're wrong, it seems possible that Billy Corgan may possess some sort of internal turmoil. We developed this hypothesis after reading a recent statement from Corgan, where he threw some ill will at some former Smashing Pumpkins members, while analyzing his personal life as well.

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Billy Corgan Sued by Actors Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart Over Fallen Tree

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Between releasing a new Smashing Pumpkins album and finally opening the Chicago tea house of his dreams, 2012 was shaping up to be a pretty great year for Billy Corgan -- but apparently a tree had to go and ruin everything.

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Billy Corgan on Next Smashing Pumpkins Album: ‘It’s Going To Be a Cruel Record’

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The Smashing Pumpkins have received some positive reviews for their latest album, 'Oceania,' and it's got Billy Corgan energized for what's to come next. The singer revealed that he's already working on the follow-up even though 'Oceania' is only a few months old.

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Billy Corgan Claims Chris Cornell Started War of Words

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Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen, because we've got some shocking news to scramble all your preconceptions of life as we know it. Ready? Billy Corgan, frontman of the Smashing Pumpkins, spoke negatively about another band during an interview! Don't believe us? We've got the quotes to prove it.

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Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden Reunion Is for the Money

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been talking trash about just everyone in music this year, and now beloved grunge goliaths Soundgarden are no exception.

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